Wednesday, November 01, 2006

C. S. Lewis and the theory of evolution

This is a very nice essay on Lewis and Evolution by Gary Ferngren.


Anonymous said...

It is a very good essay indeed, especially in light of the absurd claims by people like Stan Joshi, that Lewis was a fundamentalist creationist and despised and feared Darwinism. It is also a useful reminder, however, that we should not take anyone's opinions at face value, not even Lewis's, or think that some great thinker has said the last word on this or that subject. Lewis had some fairly quirky ideas, probably inspired from his mythology and literature studies, that are not necessarily Scriptural or true to the Gospel. Fortunately, Lewis always let the reader know in his writing when he was going off on a tangent. He would never dream of claiming to give new revelation from God, that all Christians must accept.

Victor Reppert said...

I liked the way one guy put it: "Great thinkers are always the ones that make us think harder for ourselves, not thinkers that do our thinking for us."

Name escapes me.